SATURDAY 21 & SUNDAY 22
6:00 p.m. & 11:00 a.m.

JAÉN & SORIHUELA
Choir of the Cathedral of Jaén & Parish church of Santa Águeda


LA REAL CAPILLA DEL PÓPULO
Jorge Enrique García Ortega, conductor


Polyphonic Mass (liturgical celebration) – “De humana fragilitate”


The Covid-19 pandemic has made us even more aware of the fragility of the human being. The Rogativas were very common in the context of pandemic occurred in the past. These consisted of processions and masses to pray God for help and protection, and they included a musical element. This program presents a selection of motets that were composed with the aim of praying God for the help of the Virgin. Moreover, Stefano Bernardi’s Missa Il bianco e dolce cigno, inspired by the beautiful madrigal written by Jacques Arcadelt in the previous century, will also be performed. This program reflects a dialogue between the musical styles that characterised the Italian Seicento: the strict counterpoint inherited from Palestrina and the innovations involved in the seek for expressiveness of the seconda prattica.

PROGRAM

ENTRY
Alessandro Grandi (1586-1630)
Motet Deus qui nos in tantis periculis (4vv)

KYRIE & GLORIA
Stefano Bernardi (c.1585-1636)
Missa Il bianco e dolce cigno
Kyrie (4vv)
Gloria (4vv)

PSALM
Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
Antiphon Adoremus in aeternum (4vv)

ALLELUIA
Jorge Enrique García (b.1981)
Alleluia Sobre un bajo de chacona

OFFERTORY
Giovanni Francesco Anerio (1567-1630)
Motet Adoramus te, Christe (4vv)

SANCTUS & AGNUS DEI
Stefano Bernardi
Missa Il bianco e dolce cigno
Sanctus (4vv)
Agnus Dei (4vv)

COMMUNIO
Francesco Foggia (1604-1688)
Motet Quem ad modum desiderat cervus (3vv)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Motet Peccavi supernumerum arenae maris (3vv)

CHANT TO THE VIRGIN
Alessandro Grandi
Motet O quam tu pulchra es (2vv)

FAREWELL CHANT
Adriano Banchieri (1568-1634)
Motet Iubilate Deo (4vv)

Duration: 60’

IN COLLABORATION WITH JAÉN CATHEDRAL CHAPTER, THE BISHOPRIC OF JAÉN AND THE TOWN COUNCIL OF SORIHUELA

Jorge Enrique García Ortega, countertenor and conductor
Bruno Campelo Muñiz, countertenor
Félix Iván Martínez Ortega, tenor
Alesander Pérez Fernández, bass
Arnau Coma Cunill, Baroque bassoon
Aníbal Soriano Martín, plucked string

Jorge Enrique García Ortega, countertenor and conductor. Born in Cádiz, he joined the Escolanía Municipal Añil under the direction of Marcelino Díez at an early age. After qualifying as a flute professor at the conservatory Rafael Orozco in Córdoba, he studied singing at the conservatories Léo Délibes and Marcel Dupré (with Carole Bajac) in Paris. He started out in the world of historical singing by studying with Howard Crook and he also joined the Baroque Choir of Andalusia. Richard Levitt (in Bassel) and Carlos Mena are among his professors. He obtained a Degree in Singing from the Trinity College in London (2011) and has worked with recognized conductors such as Diego Fasolis, Eduardo López Banzo, Lluís Vilamajó, Yannik Nezet-Seguin and Philipp Herreweghe, performing in Europe, Latin America and United States. He is the director of both the vocal ensemble Virelay (music chapel of Cádiz Cathedral) and the training project Bravissimo Music Lab in Cádiz.

La Real Capilla del Pópulo. This group was founded as a training project connected to the vocal ensemble Virelay (music chapel of Cádiz Cathedral), with the purpose of applying historicist criteria to the performance of the Hispanic repertoire, drawing on original sources (both música de facistol and música a papeles) and male voices exclusively. It has recently become a stable and independent vocal ensemble with a repertoire which ranges from the Middle Ages to the disappearance of the traditional music chapels in early twentieth century. Its singers, as members of the vocal ensemble Virelay, have participated in a variety of recording projects, such as the four-disc series Archivo musical de la Catedral de Cádiz, which includes the first recordings of music by chapel masters of Cádiz Cathedral. As an independent group they have recently recorded their first CD (Sociedad Española de Musicología, 2020), devoted to Antonio Juanas (1762/63-1822?), the last chapel master of Mexico Cathedral in the colonial period.

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